The 6th Annual Kenmore Hydroplane Cup will zoom into action on April 6 at the Kenmore Boat Launch, 17150 68th Ave. NE. Hydros will hit the water from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by 192 Brewing Company and Seattle Outboard Association, the two- and three-cylinder outboards will leave the launch for a timed exhibition race around a buoy at the entrance to the slough upriver past the boat launch, and Squires Landing, around the bend to the right and around another buoy at the Kenmore city limits, and back to the launch. Only one boat at a time will be on the river.
On April 5, the community is invited to the 6th Annual Hydro Happy Hour at the 192 Brewing Company, 7324 NE 175th St. F, Kenmore. Hydroplanes will be on display at this location, and people can meet drivers past and present.
This historic event has brought the community to the banks of the Sammamish Slough since 1938 and ended in 1976. The idea to reintroduce the event came after local artist Amberly “Gaul” Culley organized the Sammamish Slough race exhibit at Kenmore City Hall in 2013.